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Carbonite 2



The 220-pound (100-kilogram) Carbonite 2 satellite will test technologies to produce low-cost video imagery from orbit, and the mission was reportedly developed in partnership with the British military, according to Defense News.

Carbonite 2 will produce 3-foot (1-meter) class high-resolution imagery and high-definition videos of Earth. It follows the launch of Carbonite 1 in 2015, a spacecraft SSTL used as a proof-of-concept for video from orbit.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-01-12
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (United Kingdom)


    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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